French writer of Swiss origin, better known by her literary pseudonym of Blaise Cendrars, La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland)-born in 1887 and died in Paris in 1961. The titles of his first poems are autobiographical, revealing reflections of inflows of Rimbaud and Apollinaire, experiences that was accumulating his numerous travels (Les Pâques à New York, Easter in New York City, 1912;) Sequences, sequences, 1913; The Prose du Transsibérien et de petite Jehanne de France, the prose of the Trans-Siberian railway and the little Jehanne of France, 1913; Le Panama ou les Aventures de month sept oncles, Panama or the adventures of seven uncles, 1918). L'Or (the Golden, 1925), inspired by the figure of general Suter, it initiates a phase of creation narrative, in which more evil are works with characters as Mora vagine (1926) or Dan Yack in Le Plan de L'aiguille (the plan of the needle) and Les Confessions de Dan Yack (confessions de Dan Yack, 1929). His journalistic activity took him all over the world, but in July 1940 retired to Aix-en-Provence, where, after three years of silence, wrote the autobiographical tetralogy comprising l'homme foudroyé (the terrified man, 1945), La Main coupée (the hand cut, 1946), Bourlinguer (1948) and Le Lotissement du ciel (heaven partition, 1949). In 1961, a few days before his death, he obtained the Grand Prize literary Villa in Paris.